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Welcome

Information for Prospective Members

Eligibility

  • A person is eligible to apply for membership of the RCH Alpine Club if they meet any of the following criteria:
  • A current employee of either the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Melbourne or the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI)
  • The spouse or partner of a financial member of the RCH Alpine Club
  • A child (less than 18 years of age) of a financial member of the RCH Alpine Club

Membership Types

There are two membership categories:
  • Adult membership (18 years of age or more)
  • Junior membership (less than 18 years of age)
 
The RCH Alpine Club does not have a family membership category but other types of membership may be offered by the Committee in exceptional circumstances.
 
After an application for membership is accepted by the Committee (see below), the applicant joins the RCH Alpine Club as an ‘Associate’ for their first year. After this, the applicant is admitted as a full member of the RCH Alpine Club. Ongoing membership continues indefinitely providing the applicant continues to pay his/her subscription, even if the applicant/their spouse or partner/their parent is no longer an employee of RCH or MCRI.
 

Membership Application Process 

  • Complete and submit the Become a Member (click here) form making sure to add the names of two current RCH Alpine Club members that can propose and second your nomination in the "Joining Comments" field
  • The application will be considered at the next committee meeting (second Wednesday of each month)
  • Successful applicants will be notified by email and sent an account for the joining fee and annual subscription
  • Once these payments have been received and the applicant is ‘financial’, a log in for the booking system will be emailed and accommodation bookings can be made 

Booking Procedure

Membership subscription fees may be paid up to 14th of June, but accommodation bookings cannot be made in that ski season until the subscription for that year has been received. A discounted subscription rate is payable (see above) for members who settle their subscription early.
 
Bookings for the ski season open May the 14th, there are three booking periods:
 

14 May 2018 to 20 May 2018

 

Bookings accepted from financial members, and one additional guest per Adult member only

21 May 2018 to 10 June 2018

 

Bookings accepted from financial members and one additional guest per member

11 June 2018 onwards   

Bookings accepted from financial members and unlimited guests (space permitting)


Bookings are made using the online system through the RCH Alpine Club website. The accommodation invoice must be paid in full (i.e. for the member and their guests) via PayPal. Please note, we no longer accept other forms of payment for bookings, and the booking is not confirmed within the booking system until this payment has been received.
 
All booking requests will be handled by the RCH Alpine Club’s accommodation officers. 
 
All guests must be accompanied by a member throughout their entire stay.
 
Bookings are not transferable from one member to another (or from a member to a guest).
 
A cancellation list is kept for periods during which the lodges are fully booked.
 
Bookings can be no longer than 28 consecutive days in length during high season
 
Confirmed bookings may be cancelled by phone or email (if by phone, an email must follow). If a booking is cancelled more than seven days before commencement of a stay, 80% of the accommodation charge will be refunded.  For cancellations within seven days, no refund will be made except in exceptional circumstances. Please provide your banking details to allow a refund to be made.
 

Accommodation Rates 

 

Lodge Room Allocation

Rooms will be allocated by the RCH Alpine Club’s bookings officer on a weekly basis and will be available on the Club website. 
 

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